[racket-dev] Pinging BYU people!! (was: DOS attack on planet?)

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Sep 22 20:53:56 EDT 2013

A few minutes ago, Jay McCarthy wrote:
> In retrospect, I guess it's not so obvious that the package server
> contacts the old server regularly to build the compatibility version
> packages.

Is this the package server??  The IP I have for that is, which is different from the IP that caused the
traffic.  This is why I couldn't guess what causes the traffic, and
guessed some rogue experiment in indexing on some test machine.

In any case, if it is the package server through some other machine,
then it's best to change it so it comes from the actual server.

> > It's back on now.
> Thanks... it looks like I'm still getting 403s though.

Ah, sorry -- I forgot to remove the apache rule too.  Should be
working now.

Also, since it's scanning the planet packages (at least looks like
that), and those really don't change that often, then it'll be much
better to do this scan much more infrequently -- like once every hour
or so rather than once every two seconds...

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